6 Famous Premier League Footballers On Twitter


We’ve searched Twitter to find some of the top players in the Premier League who we recommend you follow on Twitter. After reviewing these, you may think that some of them are fake accounts but we’re pretty certain they’re all real, or at least the vast majority are.

Here are six famous Premier League footballers on Twitter (in no specific order):

  1. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) – 15,303 followers – One of the biggest names in English football is on Twitter. He’s only sent 8 tweets as of press time, most of which are pretty harmless, but let’s hope he gets inspired this summer and during next season to post more insightful tweets.
  2. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – 3,239 followers – “Folks asking why I’m not on facebook,” said Wayne Rooney in a recent tweet. “and I prefer [Twitter] really cos it seems more of a community thing.” So sayeth Rooney who gets more personal than Gerrard on Twitter. The Man United and England striker tweets mostly about his reaction to how well he played (or not) for his club and country.
  3. Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham Hotspur) – 936 followers – Who doesn’t love a footballer who admits on Twitter that he helped show his mother how to use YouTube? Jonathan Woodgate tweets about that experience and communicates directly with many Spurs fans showing that as well as being a classy defender, he also knows how to effectively use Twitter.
  4. Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) – 1,727 followers – Whether he’s basking in the sun in ridiculous shorts or being a fixture of Manchester United’s defense, Ferdinand can be occasionally found tweeting. Most of his tweets are in response to questions and comments made by Manchester United supporters.
  5. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – 251 followers – The number two goalkeeper for Aston Villa takes Twitter’s 140 character limit to the extreme with the majority of his posts consisting of two to three words. Nevertheless, Guzan offers some insights into his travels with the Villa and US national team.
  6. Peter Crouch (Portsmouth) – 51 followers – The Portsmouth and England striker has unfortunately been neglecting his Twitter account and has only posted a few times in the last several months hence the low number of followers. Let’s hope “Crouchy’s Having His Nachos” does better in the Twitter department during the 2009-2010 season.

Which famous Premier League footballers are missing from the list that you know are on Twitter? Post them in the comments below.

Last, but not least, be sure to follow EPL Talk on Twitter for the latest updates from me about anything and everything Premier League-related as well as a few updates now and again about what happens behind the scenes at this blog.

UPDATE: We now know that Darren Bent is active on Twitter after he was caught swearing at Spurs chairman Daniel Levy online. Follow Darren Bent on Twitter.

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20 thoughts on “6 Famous Premier League Footballers On Twitter”

      1. hiya, he just launched one, the link is on his facebook, which he just launched as well and there’s a video from him personally so i doubt its fake :)

  1. a lot of the US internationals like Brad Guzan, Stuart Holden, Sasha Kljestan, DaMarcus Beasley, Heath Pearce, etc all have twitter accounts. quite refreshing to see them encouraging each other before games and stuff like that

  2. Someone mentioned about Dimitar Berbatov’s Twitter. No, he neither has the account nor tweeting, as I can assure you the tweets sound kinda dodgy/ cheesy. The guy wont care much about the world, let alone Twitter.

  3. On that note also, most of the featured footballers’ accounts are apparently don’t exist anymore. I followed footballers like Kaka and Ronaldinho – and they’re verified them. As for the latter though, he might not manage the account himself. I mean, they’re footballers – not some pop singers/ band boys.

    1. The article was written 18 months ago, so many of the Twitter addresses have been moved or shut down by the professional footballers. They were all legit at the time the article was published.

      The Gaffer

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